1. Faza D 14:10
sleeve: white unipack on left side. Print: stamps. Booklet included. Handmade, numbered copies (100)
total time: 28:41
FREE UPGRADE to Faza D+A or D+B or D+C on one CD-R!
PREMIERE: 26 August 2016
The morning has lifted the fog over fields and meadows. Smoke from a burning-out bonfire is rising straight into the azure sky speckled with cirrocumuli approaching from the west. Nobody knows yet that a dark blue cumulonimbus, as huge as a cathedral, is lurking behind the horizon. Everybody already knows that instruments don’t need people to play.
music composed by 7faz
Karol Schwarz (Pure Phase Ensemble, KSAS) – guitar, phase (faza/phase)
Michał Gos (Oczi Cziorne, Mazzoll & Arhythmic Perfection) – drums
Tomasz Gadecki (Olbrzym i Kurdupel, Band A) – saxophone
Jakub Noga (KSAS, Baden Baden) – sitar
Jowita Cieślikiewicz (Oczi Cziorne) – synthesizers
Szymon Albrzykowski (Szelest Spadajacych Papierkow, Prawatt) – synthesizers
Max Białystok (1926) – bass guitar
Artur Bieszke (KSAS, Walrus Alphabet) – guitar
Piotr Czerski (Morze) – guitar
Seven is a mystical number. It is a symbol of wholeness, fulfilment and perfection in many mythologies and religions of the world; it symbolises the bond between time and space. It was an attribute of gods, its figure featured in architecture, holy scripts, commandments and cosmology. There were seven virtues, seven sacraments, seven liberal arts and seven bodily “glories” of the blessed in Heaven. But we’re not done yet: there are seven days of the week, seven planets ruling the zodiac, seven rainbow colours and seven crystal systems. Not to mention Seven Samurai and the same amount of The Magnificent. And how many notes are there in music? That’s right, seven.
Now there comes another seven: 7faz – a new project by Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia / Poland) musicians associated with Nasiono Records. The project ideally fits the symbolism mentioned above. Why? Because 7faz is a finished wholeness and harmony but simultaneously – it constitutes a building material for something more.
Seven phases may be just listened to, but they also provide building blocks for musicians or DJs. “Phases G and E were used by Pure Phase Ensemble 5 ft Hugo Race during SpaceFest performance. You can hear Phase G in the background of “I’m Gonna Use My Claws” by Asia i Koty. Phases are also used by Projekt Poezja Kulturystyczna (Bodybuliders’ Poetry Project)” – says Karol Schwarz, the initiator and one of the creators of the project.
Seven phases create seven musical spaces recorded on seven separate discs. Each phase usually consists of two parts: tuning (a tranquil, contemplative part) and a trip (a louder part).
Individual phases constitute separate entities but they all interconnect in an unusual way, complement each other, unceasingly swirl around each other and interfere.
Seven days before The Deluge Noah heard: Take with you seven pairs of every kind of animal, a male and its mate. And also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. We do not know what Karol Schwarz heard, but the fact is that the musicians he gathered met and recorded in a wooden barn situated in the middle of Kashubian nowhere. Seven kilometres from the nearest village shop. And when it stopped raining – a rainbow of seven colours appeared in the sky…
more about 7faz: http://nasiono.net/en/album/7faz/
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